What would you like to do?
What do people in Italy speak?
Was this answer useful?
Thanks for the feedback!
People in Italy speak the Italian language.
Italian, but there are many dialects and a few regional languages such as Ladino. Some people in the Dolomites speak a dialect of German. Near the French border there are dial…ects of Occitan or ProvenÃ§al spoken as well as French. In Trieste some people speak Slovenian or Croatian, and in Sardinia they also have their own language. The above is a good answer. In addition, Italy, like most other major European nations has growing numbers of apparently permanent immigrants for whom Arabic, Turkish, and other Middle Eastern and African languages are primary and will continue to be primary for at least another generation.
No, they speak Italian.
Almost all Italian natives are bilingual in that they speak very well both their local dialect and standard Italian. Nowadays there are fewer and fewer illiterates who do not …speak the official language very well. Even the erderly who mainly speak a dialect are exposed to Italian everyday, because that is the language spoken on the telly or in public offices. Foreigners living in Italy, or some well-educated people, often speak other languages too. Young people are supposed to speak English, because it is a mandatory subject for all, during compulsory education. But, unfortunately, English teachers are very rarely English natives in Italian schools, so do not expect everybody to possess a high level of English. In some provinces and regions other languages are spoken too. E.g. French in Valle d'Aosta and German in Sud Tirolo and Trentino. Also Slovene, in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Italian and English
People in Italy speak Italian, some of them also speak french.
My guess in Northern Italy about 25% but in the rest less. I found the only French speaking person in Rome. It was at a police station and I was reporting my items getting sto…len. I asked for someone who spoke English and got a fellow who spoke French. Go figure.
as of 2013 there are approximately 290,000 people speak German in Italy, which is about 0.004% of the population.
In Italy they speak Italian. In Spain they speak Spanish.
German is the official language of the German minority in the region known as South Tirol. There are almost 290,000 German speakers there.
No, they speak Italian which is a derivative of Latin.
they first spoke Latin in 1877